About Us

Our Vision

To be a recognised market leader in quality infrastructural construction and related activities and to provide economic security for staff, shareholders and families in a safe and rewarding environment.


Tru-Line have successfully completed numerous infrastructural projects in Canterbury and the wider South Island, with a particular focus and preference for pipeline work including;
– Gravity and pressure sewer
– Stormwater
– Potable water reticulation systems
– Water treatment systems
– Pump stations.

Company Profile

Company Profile

Tru-Line Civil is a medium-sized Civil Engineering contracting enterprise based in Christchurch and on the West Coast. Tru-Line is a family owned company, With five passionate Powell family members engaged in the management, administration with the day to day running of key projects and deliverables. Tru-Line Civil and have accrued over 100 years’ experience in civil contracting over the range of civil works from road building, earthworks, bridge building, and concrete structures, to cable laying, pressure reticulation systems, and piped sewer and stormwater installations. Projects have included a wide array of associated works such as pumping stations, impermeable membrane lining of retention reservoirs, grouted anchor retaining structures, and construction of super-sized concrete reservoir tanks for urban water supply. Wellpoint dewatering for deep piping systems has become a strength along with construction of complete fully serviced urban housing estates.
Lasting industry relationships have been formed over many years across a wide spectrum of industry players including engineering consultants, specialized industry suppliers, and preferred clientele. We constantly strive to improve our service to customers and invest heavily in plant, staff training and career development, supporting management systems and processes that ensure we fulfill our commitments.

Our Management Team x

Daniel Powell

Managing Director

Jamie Powell

Administration & Accounts Manager

Andrew Powell

Contracts Manager

Bill Molloy

Contracts Administrator

Brock Murray

Project Manager

Paul Auton

Project Manager

Andrew Gill

Maintenance Manager

Shane O'Kelly

Project Engineer

Grant Johnston

Commercial Manager

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Company History x

Tru-Line Civil Ltd and predecessors have been operating in Civil Contracting for over 29 years in the South Island, following many years in the same type of work in the Waikato. The company was first established in Greymouth in the early 2000’s with projects undertaken mostly in the West Coast & Canterbury areas. After the 2010 Christchurch earthquake struck, Tru-Line Civil management took the opportunity for new work and opened a branch in Christchurch.



Coastal Constructors

1995 – 2006 Upon moving from the mighty Waikato to Greymouth on the West Coast, the Powell brothers entered into the construction industry and worked for Coastal Constructors Ltd.



Tru-Line Drainage

New beginnings! The start of their own company came with the purchase of a new operating yard in Greymouth with an office base for the company.



Tru-Line Civil Ltd

After much deliberation the company was re-branded to Tru-Line Civil Ltd as it remains today; A Civil Construction company with a wide range of skills, resources and experience.



Christchurch Earthquake

As the treacherous earthquake rocked Canterbury and the South Island, Tru-Line Civil took the opportunity to extend its contracts to Christchurch and began working with SCIRT (Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team) to help rebuild the stricken City.



ISO 9001 Certification

Gained ISO 9001 Certification - an international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system.



Opening of Christchurch Branch

Due to the large work-load in the Canterbury region and the success of the SCIRT earthquake rebuild projects - a new Tru-Line yard and base was established in Christchurch City. Today the Christchurch branch is the larger of the two and the main part of our work is within the Canterbury region.



NZTA Level B Prequalification

Gained NZTA Level B Prequalification which is an acknowledgment from NZTA of Tru-Line's qualifications and experience enabling the company to tender for State Highway contracts.



ISO 45001 Certification

Gained ISO 45001 Certification - an international standard for Health and Safety at work.



Fair & Equal Employment

Implemented Fair & Equal Employment Opportunity Policy which includes Tru-Line paying staff the Living Wage or above.



ISO 14001 Certification

Registered for ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certification - coming 2022.